One last plea for Hudson/Jenkins vote

As Andrew posted, the vote for Jenkins is open now. You need to be a member of the users or the dev list to be eligible, and the detailed instruction can be found here. I thought I’d take the opportunity to make one last plea to the community.

When the representative of Oracle says it to my face that I should just go find something else to work on, or that I need to immediately stop making [infrastructure] changes or the next email I will receive will be from their lawyers, or when you hear him describe me as a hurdle to the community, I think writing on the wall is pretty clear to me.

As such, regardless of the outcome of the vote, I find it very unlikely that I can continue to contribute to the Hudson project, and thus I will move on on Jenkins. I can’t control what others do, but I can at least decide what I personally do. While days leading up has been rather hard on me emotionally, now that I made up my mind, I actually feel good (besides, it’s such a nice day in San Jose today.) I’m confident that many key core and plugin contributors (who has made Hudson what it is today) will join me, and I hope users will follow us too (which is the other part of what made Hudson what it is today.)

What I’d like to ask the broader Hudson community is to have your voice heard and give us your support by voting. That you want to be with us. It lets us maintain the continuity of the project, it gives us legitimacy, and it sends a singal to the unaware silent majority which way they should follow. It’s the best way to maintain our community.

So please let your voice heard, and help us spread the word. For one last time.

173 Comments Add yours

  1. Alan says:

    Oracle has proven itself to be the worst thing for any open source project it touches. I used to like Oracle and Oracle product–not anymore. The community formerly known as “Hudson”, now known as Jenkins, has my full support! Thank you for having the strength to keep a strong, vital, open and responsive project the same.

    @Sadeep don’t you mean your next project will be base on Jenkins!

    Long Live Jenkins!!!!!

  2. Isidro says:

    Nice job!!!
    Tranks from Spain


    JenkinsCI #OK, HudsonCI #FAIL

  3. Jaime says:

    I love open source, not Oracle source. Come on man, the people needs peoples like you. Oracle only has money and organization… that’s not all. You have good heart and good mind, that’s important for the world.

    Hudson is a very good tool, in Spain the people love it. You have demonstrated to the people you are as a genius, so please… come on, give us some more good and better projects than this. And give a kick company capitalist people!

    Hudson, as Apache, are projects that count with the empathy of the Community, so please, come on, perseveres for you and for us, and give us good things. You can do it and we want it.

  4. Antonio says:

    You’ve done a great Work, im shure it will keep grwing if you leave Oracle, man, comunity lives cuz’ of mans like you, and we will always be gratefull to you , lets kick some ass and i hope you the best in this new project.

  5. Harry G. says:

    > I should just go find something else to work on, (…)
    > or the next email I will receive will be from their lawyers, (…)
    > or when you hear him describe me as a hurdle to the community

    Wow, this is heavy stuff.
    It gives us a glimpse of what happend behind the scenes.
    Didn’t think Oracle was _so_ impertinent – and escapist…

    So: congratulations and I’m looking forward to Jenkins!
    And I wish you some relief after those heavy last weeks.

  6. You are the father of that child. There isn’t anybody better than you to take care of it.
    Go ahead, Kohsuke!

    Best wishes from Spain.

  7. Jose says:

    Nice job!

    regards peru!!

  8. aleksas says:

    Let it be Jenkins then.

  9. Juan Carlos says:

    Konnichi Wa, Kawaguchi San.

    Your tool, Hudson, is a great job. I work with Hudson since three months old.
    I send you best regards and so encourage from Spain. Gook Luck!!

    Domo Arigato.

  10. Peter Carr says:

    I know it’s too late, but I have a suggestion for the name:
    the ci server formerly known as hudson
    That is what I am calling it in my shop.

  11. Nando says:

    Dear Kohsuke,

    Our small startup company is more than willing to migrate to Jenkins, embrace it and evangelize all around. When OpenSolaris was bludgeoned, we switched to FreeBSD and never looked back.

    Nevermind the bullies. Let’s just concentrate on releasing the best CI server around, with the best plugins and the most awesome users and devs!

    Go Jenkins! Go Kohsuke! Go Community!

  12. Greg says:

    Hi Koshuke,

    Hudson is great and I am happy with it.
    Go Jenkins!!!


  13. Bruce Chapman says:

    Ahh, so that’s why I still haven’t had confirmation of my subscription to the mailing list when I killed my one and set it up on the new list earlier this week. Yeah I know I’m slow, but this list move caught me in the middle of family crisis and summer vacation. So here’s my invalid +1 for what ever is being voted on.

  14. Alonso says:

    Hi Koshuke,

    i want to thank you your selfless job, and express our most sincere support from spain.

    As i have read before my post, we love your project!


  15. Alonso says:

    ah, jenkins of course!

  16. Travis Calder says:

    I wasn’t eligible to vote, but I know what I would have voted. I’ll be upgrading soon today 😉

  17. Ignacio says:

    Hi Koshuke,

    Thanky you for all your good job. Long live to Jenkins!

  18. Mohammad Juma says:

    What about “Neil” …. Neil is an old Egyption river
    The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that “Egypt was the gift of the Nile”.

    Neil-CI is good name i think 🙂

  19. Frustrated says:

    You REALLY need get into the habit of including licenses in your work.

  20. Morning says:

    I think you did an excellent job.
    Cheers and Good Journey

  21. Rodrigo M. says:

    Koshuke, amazing Work!

    long _life_to_you;

    So many Thanks from Argentina!

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